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Unions join forces after plans to axe 15 jobs at Sandown school revealed

Exterior of The Bay

One staff member said they were I "appalled by the treatment of the staff over the past few years", as the future of 15 jobs is under threat in latest consultation

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

See the Spinnaker Tower reimagined as a drone delivery hub

Spinnaker Tower on Portsmouth shoreline

If the landmark Spinnaker Tower was designed during post-Covid times, it might serve a different purpose

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 11:36am

By Ellie Greenfield with one comment

Government pledge to cut carbon emissions should include ban on all fossil fuel extraction

julia laursen

As well as cutting carbon emissions by 78% in the next 15 years, the Government should also ban fossil fuel extraction, including on the Isle of Wight, say the Green Party

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 11:00am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Praise for Islanders for sticking to Covid rules as businesses reopen

Keep the Island safe message on top of photo of Lady Scarletts tea room

The Isle of Wight council have praised Islanders for sticking to the guidelines during the first week of more businesses being open following lockdown

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 10:24am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Enforcement complaint leads to retrospective application for oil supplier

York Ave Garage

Certas Energy stepped in to supply heating oil to homes following the closure of Isle of Wight Fuels

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 9:16am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Watch: The Beast Must Die official trailer

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The upcoming TV series, The Beast Must Die, filmed on the Isle of Wight released its official trailer today

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance completes 10,000th mission

Air Ambulance and staff

The Air Ambulance took to the skies and completed their 10,000th mission yesterday. Here's how you can help them

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:26pm

By Andrew Shelley

Application for residence to help the Island’s homeless withdrawn following strong opposition

Leed Street property

Although the HMO residents would not be placed directly from the street, neighbours said they 'would not feel safe' having the tenants on their doorstep

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Visiting restrictions at Isle of Wight hospital

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Despite national lockdown rules easing, there are still visiting restrictions in place at St Mary's Hospital

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

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News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fall in number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

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See within for the number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits or Universal Credit in the last month, broken down between sex and age groups

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Town Mayor strongly objects to his title being used on candidate’s election leaflet

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Town Mayor was not happy with candidate after finding his official title being used as support in election leaflet

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:20pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments